HC Deb 19 July 1994 vol 247 cc172-3W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (i) British nationals and (ii) holders of certificates of identity from Hong Kong have been admitted to the United Kingdom in each quarter since January 1993 as(a) persons of independent means, (b) self-employed persons, (c) business people, (d) visitors, (e) students, (f) husbands and fiancés, (g) wives and fiancées and (h) other dependent relatives.

Mr. Charles Wardle

The available information for British dependent territories citizens and British nationals, overseas, from Hong Kong is given in the table. Corresponding data for quarters of 1994 are not yet available. Data on admissions of holders of certificates of identity from Hong Kong are not available.

Mr. Charles Wardle

As at 30 June 1994, 108,502 applications had been received from heads of households. Information about family members is available only in respect of applications granted. Tables giving the other information requested are too lengthy to be printed in theOfficial Report and, therefore, copies have been placed in the Library of the House.

In the July to September 1993 quarter, a number of appplications previously refused were reopened, to replace applications that had been withdrawn. The number of refusals relating to that quarter has been reduced by the total number of reopened cases, which has resulted in negative refusal figures appearing for some occupational groups. The decisions subsequently reached in the reopened cases have been counted in the quarters in which they were made.

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